Office of University Relations

The Office of University Relations promotes an increased awareness of Fisk University’s brand of academic excellence to key publics in domestic and global markets through the development of creative and quality communications, marketing and public relations. The division provides support, expertise and leadership designed to:

  • Promote partnerships and collaborative initiatives with strategic partners.
  • Develop programs and benefits that strengthen alumni ties and encourage lifelong support.
  • Involve supporters and friends in the life of the University through special events

One of these programs is WFSK. Feel free to learn more here.

Media and Communications Contact Information:

Edwina Harris Hamby, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Emails:  &
Office: 615.329.8768
Cell: 615.473.7325

Raymond Wade, M.A.
Director of University Relations
Office: 615.329.8508

Sharanda N. Smith  (Social Media and Events)
Special Projects and Events Coordinator
Office: 615.329.8840

Fisk Style Guide

This style guide is a resource for all individuals creating materials that reflect the University. The information in the guide should be followed as stated to maintain consistency in messaging and use of the Fisk logo, colors and communications. 

Any questions or comments about this manual should be directed to the Office of University Relations.

All logos, messaging and materials in this guide are owned by Fisk and may be used only with permission of the University. Requests to use Fisk materials should be directed to the Office of University Relations. 

Fisk Style Guidelines


87th Annual Spring Arts Festival

April 4-10, 2016
Fisk University Campus and Ryman Auditorium

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Wynell Edwards Retires After 47 Years of Service to Fisk

The Fisk Family would like to congratulate Mrs. Wynell Edwards on completing 47 years of service to Fisk University.

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Fisk Jubilee Singers® concert adds special guests

Nashville’s original musical institution — The Fisk Jubilee Singers® — will celebrate Fisk University's 150th anniversary with a concert at the Ryman Auditorium on April 9. Naturally, some very special guests want to celebrate with them.

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Fisk University to Host Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala at Music City Center

Nashville, Tenn., April 1, 2016 - As part of a yearlong celebration, Fisk University will host its Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala at the Music City Center on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm.

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Fisk University Establishes Research Center with $5m Grant From National Science Foundation

Nashville, Tenn., March 31, 2016- Fisk University has been awarded the Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Biological Signatures and Sensing.

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Fisk Jubilee Singer finds voice after cancer

Five days a week for a month, Barbour underwent the cancer-killing treatments that would help the then-Fisk University freshman overcome Hodgkin's lymphoma. She came out in remission. But the radiation destroyed more than just the cancer.

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Fisk students have long history of fighting injustice

After a few hours of debate, McCarley and her classmates at Fisk University set out on an overnight trip to Missouri.

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Fisk Jubilee Singers bring gospel tradition to Boston

Singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” the original Fisk Jubilee Singers made themselves heard loud and clear. Performing at the World’s Peace Jubilee, a massive music festival organized in Boston in 1872, the group astonished the crowd, filling the coliseum with their voices, which soared, according to contemporary reports, above the thundering accompaniment.

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Dearly Departed

Alumni and Friends that have departed.

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Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016

Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016

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